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can be summed up in two words, government unions. unions use their power to press government to put their interests first. in contract negotiations unions always insist on seniority-based layouts and this gives guaranteed job security to senior members. but it also means the school districts are forced to lay off the new hires first even if those teachers are star performers. parents object but the unions have decided they can accept that. the unions also want understandably bear generation retirement benefits for their members. in michigan 27% of school districts budgets provide pensions and health benefits and it's not hard to see what. is a state can retire after 25 years on the job and collect full benefits i have a lot of teachers retire in their late 40s or early 50's. but if you care about getting dollar spent on the classroom that is a bit of a problem in the state facing a tremendous budget crunch like michigan is but when the legislature propose raising the minimum retirement age not to 65 social security h.b. 260 the michigan education association used their political clo
governance survey and are the basis for our discussion for the first 45 minutes of this edition of the "washington journal." good morning. today is saturday, september 29. we want to find out from you about divided government. are you in favor of it? would you prefer to see one party, two parties, three parties? one party versus divided government, your preferences is our topic for the first segment of the program. 202-585-3880 is our number for democrats. republicans can call us at 202-585-3881. independents, 202-585-3882. if you're calling outside the u.s., 202-585-3883. we'll show you those numbers throughout the segment. if you want to get in touch with us via social media, the address, twitter, twithtwith cspanwj. on facebook, it's facebook.com/cspan. if you want to send us an email, that address is journal @organize org. -- is journal @c-span.org. this is the gallup poll we're talking about. it's the gallup annual governance survey. they write while americans tend to lean toward one-party government over divided government in presidential election years, this year finds th
numbers on leaky boats and some sadly have been drowning at sea trying to get here. the government has been under a lot of pressure from the opposition to take a tougher policy to deter votes from making history. finally, the government act down and embraced the opposition's policy. after it was recommended by an expert panel. i asylum-seekers will now be sent to the tiny pacific country of not move and an island. have the claims process. rather than on shore here in austria. it's what the opposition wanted your but opposition leader didn't let the government get away without reminding them of the political backflip they have just done. >> are there any questions speak with my question is to the prime minister. and i thank the prime minister for finally a docking one element in the coalition's border protection policy. namely offshore processing. and i ask when will she a doubt the other two elements in our policy, namely turning boats around where it is safe to do so and protection bases that are also necessary if we are finally to stop the votes? >> the prime minister as the call. >>
'm talking about the government. you may not want to go to gsa at this forest to veto this point because you can't get a counterfeit product if you go to each pay one of the non-trusted channels -- ebay one of the most non-trusted channels. on our infrastructure we are going to hope it is all assembled in a good way and there is no vulnerability interest that we tend to agree that all of these components. and now you are responsible. it's almost the end of the delivery part of whatever that trusted supplier was coming and now you are going to have to operate. operation requires that we actually follow best practices. and enforce information assurance policy. all of us want our 24/7 uptime of these things, so the 24/7 of time without having the security process in place also mean is available and accessible to anybody that might be able to penetrate that former ability. within the guidelines and other simple information assurance control help manage or reduce that risk of operation, and that's an essential handoff once we've delivered the product to market, and we are going to operate we shou
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there is -- operating funding. capital funds are not available from the federal government about will certainly mean less money available for operations and maintenance. he is currently the visiting. thank you for your time. >> thanks. we appreciate all your calls. we are up every day at 7:00 eastern time. we will be back here tomorrow. we look forward to hearing from me. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> i will finally do something the president has not been .illing to do pe >> we have been winning those cases. >> he moderates from the university of denver. what with our live debate preview followed by two ways to watch the debate at 9:00. both candidates on screen comedy the entire debate. following, your reactions. follow our live coverage and on- line ads c-span.org. >> the national can indication association is hosting a panel discussion on scholars about how to watch the debate and what you're should look for. the this starts at 1:00 p.m. eastern. to that we continue our live campaign 2012 coverage with three con
challenges to come, i am convinced that ultimately, government is for the people, by the people. it is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity and individual opportunity to serve as a basis for peace and our world. >> a october 3, mitt romney and president obama will meet in their first presidential debate, moderate. watch on c-span. your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets after the debate. follow online at c-span.org. >> george washington university hosted a discussion yesterday on oil and gas production in the persian gulf. focusing mostly iraq. they speak about tensions between saudi arabia and iran. -- for the fall semester. and i would just mention in the way of an advertisement that we will be having our next program on october 23. it will be on jordan. jordan, i think it put a title out there of -- in the cross hairs again. we are fortunate to have the vice-president for studies at carnegie endowment for national peace. and a very good personal friend who will be coming as well as dr. kurt ryan, an associate of the latin .ppellati tonight as we gather, i always express
of their government or the legislative branch can say that, you know, if we get such and such would it pass muster and we say yes or no and if the answer is no they go back and redo it and bring it back again and it works that way. our core to very early on established it wouldn't wish you advisory opinions that there had to be an actual case or controversy and adverse dealing between two or more parties before the court would take up the case and that is quite important in terms of how it developed in the relationship between the branches, the judicial review, the ability of the court to examine an act of congress and strike it down. we take for granted. the modern court has done that with and of course was asked to do it this spring in the health care case. john marshall famously declared that is what the power and the duty of the court to say what will law is and that was an expression of his understanding that the power of the judicial review is inherent in our constitutional system and that wasn't self-evident at all. so that is the power of jurisdiction, limits on jurisdiction that somebody
to come with the transition to democracy, i am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people, and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity, and individual opportunity that serves as the basis for peace. >> next wednesday, october 3rd , but romney and president obama meet in their first presidential debate, moderated by jim lehrer of the news hour. watch and engage with c-span, including the live debate preview. the debate at nine, and after the date your reactions, calls coming e-mails command tweets. follow live coverage. .. on direct tv. c-span, created by american cable companies >>> a data among the candidates running to be the next governor. incumbent democrat jay nixon is seeking his second term running against dave spencer also libertarian jim higgs and it's raised as lean democratic. september 21st this comes to us from kmiz-tv. it's about an hour. >> governor nixon. go ahead. >> it's a pleasure to see so many friends we have worked with for so many years one of the reasons i ran for the governor and the things i've done fo
a government representative rather than just direct my%. host: girls age 14 can get birth control at new york's schools. that's one story you probably have heard about. and in the "new york times this morning, there's this in their national section -- they are frustrated with mayor rahm emanuel. in florida, a democratic caller, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. good morning. the u.n. was created, basically, to undermine the united states. they tried at first with the league of nations. people in our government back then would not accept it. so then they came back with fdr with the united nations. he was progressive and he jumped right into it. if you just look, nobody in the un is our friend, hardly anybody. it was basically created to undermine the united states. host: what about japan, the united kingdom, france, spain, mexico? caller: i think mexico was complicity with the gunrunning thing and mexico is not really our friend at. japan, i don't know. but for the most part, everything out that the united states wants to do usually gets voted down by china and russia, who are a
and north. and still weuntil we were unite0 and we agreed on political rights. now, the government is across the border from the political spectrum in yemen. therefore, any government will eliminate any component. this will not do yemen any good. we are in need of an inclusive approach, so we will make this initiative work. thank you. >> thank you, congresswoman. [applause] >> thank you very much. i was watching the clock. thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> tonight, more campaign 2012 coverage with a live wisconsin senate debate. current congresswoman tammy baldwin debates former health secretary tommy thompson, who is a republican. the debate is hosted by the wisconsin broadcasters association, and it is courtesy of wmvs tv in milwaukee. you can see it live on c-span, listen on c-span radio, or watch it live online. tomorrow on "road to the white house," vice president joe biden holds a campaign rally in fort myers, florida, as part of his campaign tour through this battleground state, which began to
in state government debts as well. now my final number: $50,000 is the median household income. so, we owe $12,000 more than we make. that means as a nation what we owe now exceeds what we have. that also means even if you confiscate all that we make every penny of its you would not come close to covering what we spend, any of it. that is the issue the guys should be hammering tomorrow night, how vulnerable we are. the guy would lays it out would not just be reframing the debate but setting off a firestorm. but one that need not concern him or us. as the fine of the mind in both political parties have told me, and, yes, there are still quite a few, to quote a certain vice presidential candidate, we can do this. listen to two guys on my fox business network show, which if you don't get you should demand, last night, retired democratic senator sam nunn and former republican senator bob bennett appears jointly on fox business network. each offering relatively modest proposals to fix this mess. listen closely. >> we particularly have to discuss, frankly, with the american people, that the enti
face a government shut down. i think there will be a little bit of chicken game playing at the end of the year. and what most people in washington think will likely happen is they'll negotiate some way to say, here's a broad framework for what both sides want, let's work it out next year. we'll see. >> sheila, i kind of think americans are a little dilutional they are about the economic future and i'm glad they are. i'm glad everybody is feeling a little better, we all are. what has to happen so the financial system supports this. so from a year from now we're not talking about the big, evil, greedy banks and some sense that banks are actually helping america move forward? >> ironically, i think the interest rate policies that are pursuing does dampen the incentives to lend. regional banks that make their money by lending money and the return they can get by lending in an uncertain economy is still quite low. the larger institutions, it's not such a bad deal. they can take their cheap money and reinvest it overseas and they don't have to lend to make money. so, i don't think the ze
, to pave the way for a genetic change in the size and structure of the federal government. so i think yeah, you'll have linda lingle in hawaii who said she doesn't want to get rid of the affordable care act. that is going to become something. i think it is that a lot of progressives are hoping for. what it means however is that democrats might actually experienced losses while the progressive goal is proving durable might be achieved. >> great, fantastic discussion. let's turn it over to the audience here. read in the front row. >> hi, my name is tomball, owner illustrators magazine do with urban notch partners, a lot of shift. each acrobat deals with coverage. per the 2010 census and if you actually extrapolate the data to what their project and now, you're kind of looking not 38% to 62% as far as weight minorities to minority split non-hispanic white and then you add about 120 million minorities so is there any data you have that she was speaking about, even if it was 28%, you're still tracking 10% last than the actual population composition in america. so do you have data that shows how
negotiate it now and these few remaining weeks before christmas, or we have see the government shut down. i think therwill be a little chicken game playing at the end of the year. what most people in washington likely think will happen is they'll negotiate some way to say here's a broad framework for what both sides want. let's work it out next year. >> sheila behr, i think americans are excited about the future. i'm glad people are feeling a little bit better about it, we all are. what has to happen so that a year if now we're not talking about the 9% versus the 1% and that there is some sense that banks are finally helping america move forward. >> it is your influence policies that jam the lens. the person they can get by lending into a still uncertain economy has. they can take their cheap money, reinvest it overseas, so i don't think the zero interest rate policies, i know they're designed to be doing just the opposite. also, congress needs to get its act together with the president and this administration. there needs to be, certainlily with the real economy, it was the game plan on pr
need host government. the libyan government in this case, support to allow u.s. military boots on the ground to provide sort of the defensive security perimeter around the benghazi compound. now, i spoke to a senior administration official who said they have been having regular meetings twice daily, secure video teleconferences on updates of the investigation. there has been regular deputies committee meetings hosted by dennis mcdonough, the deputy national security advisor and discussions regarding libyan support and cooperation, my law enforcement source was quite clear, it's not that the libyans haven't been cooperative. there have been discussions that the libyans were concerned that they themselves couldn't provide the sort of comprehensive security to protect the fbi team and that there were concerns on the libyan part about having a u.s. military presence on the ground. all of that said, anderson, as you point out, 18 days later after the attack, the fbi today sort of indicated to me through a senior law enforcement official they're having serious debates as to whether o
follow that up. the israeli government, the prime minister, at least, has challenged the united states to define a red line or else is would be able to act on its own without clearing anything with the united states. this sounds to me like an ultimatum. is that what it was? was a governnt of israel giving us an ultimatum? was that wise? >> look, israel was in my portfolio. i have traveled there 13 times. i have had hundreds of meetings with israeli officials. we are in lock step with them on how far iran is toward getting a nuclear weapon capability. we are in step with them on the objective of preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon. they do not have the same military capability of the united states has. they do not believe they can wait as long as we can. we need to work together to align our clocks. president netanyahu is expressing concerns. the president shares those concerns. it is a huge threat to israel and the interest of the united states. this president has made clear that all options will be considered to address that. the current israeli government would like the u.s
between them more than any of us. so what is the government doing? after 2014, where there is a new kind of american focus on the region, and i would like to think if all goes as well as i hope it will, it will be somewhat more focused on maintaining the peace in pakistan and investing in pakistan's long-term future and society a little bit more than in its politics. similarly, to expect pakistan will be altered is not realistic. i do not think we can apply it we can make pakistan into switzerland and a few years as -- in a few years by fixing them up. i do not think that will happen. nor would it be right for us to think that is a worthy goal. we should see if we can do what we can to help the efforts to internationalize pakistan. it is an inward-looking country. this bilateral narrative and focus. sadly, when you talk to pakistanis and they talk about seeing the tail lights of south korea, turkey, and bangladesh, seeing them ahead of them. koreans sent teams to pakistan in the 1960's find out what pakistan had done right. the ambassador of thechinese introduced them to one of these pro
surveillance by the federal government and they are challenging the law that allows electronic surveillance, this wiretapping because they're concerned that their case will be picked up. they're claiming to have standing to challenge this law because even though the surveillance might be directed overseas to people they're talking to get their dedication will get picked up in the course of that surveillance and so therefore they have the right to challenge it in court. that is the standing issue we we are dealing with. just to get to the merits for a minute, and the aftermath of the exposÉ in the mid-70's about various abuses in the intelligence community and in short in short is set up a system by which the executive branch would have to go to the court surveillance court here in d.c. and get permission when they wanted to do wiretapping for national security purpose to give sworn intelligence information. this is way of making sure that the court, there was a court that had to check and had a role in reviewing the government's effort to do this wiretapping which they ended up using in in
the health- care system overnight, but one thing we can do is not rely on the government or the insurance companies. we can make this system more transparent so that you do not have to walk in blind when you choose your health care. if patients are increasingly frustrated with the problems of health care, know that a recent mayo study found that 46 percent of doctors feel they are burnt out. there is frustration on both sides. we have to face an important question now as a society. are we going to believe as a groups that patients have our right to know about the quality of their hospitals? for the first time, this information is being collected. if it brought there for the public more completely, if they could make -- if it was out there for the public more completely, they could make more informed decisions. host: yvonne and maryland accurate -- yvonne in maryland. caller: i have a question for you. i have a family member that is at a local hospital. they went in for a potassium replacement. i thought they would get it in the emergency room and just be there for one or two days. now the
. >> talk about a government reduction. if we could run the government like this. >> steve: from pasta to politic politics. militias. at the same time there are new questions where this investigation is going if anywhere. remember it has been nearly two weeks since the deadly september 11 attack on a u.s. consulate in benghazi. that is where we begin. i'm bill hemmer. good morning to "america's newsroom.". martha: good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. there are still really a lot of unanswered questions. it is still unclear what the libyan government is doing to bring those killers to justice. president obama yesterday telling the u.n. assembly that america will get to the bottom of the murders of chris stevens and the others. >> the attack on civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. there should be no doubt we will be relentless tracking down the killers and bringing them tobill: how possit while order in libya is still unknown? we want to begin our coverage now. greg palkot streaming live out of tripoli. what is the latest on this militia crackdown there, greg? >> repo
government had intelligence prior to the attacks. >> shep: the leader of israel delivered a warning to the world only months remain to stop iran from developing a nuclear bomb. benjamin netanyahu spoke this afternoon. his comments come one day after iran's president addressed the same leaders at the u.n. and today the israeli prime minister warned that iran could enter the final stages of enriching uranium for a potential bomb by next summer. >> ladies and gentlemen the relevant question is noted when iran will get the bomb. relevant question at what stage can we no longer stop iran from getting the bomb? the red line must be drawn on iran's nuclear enrichment program because these enrichment facilities are the only nuclear installations that we can definitely see and credibly target. >> shep: israeli officials say they could soon strike iran's nuclear facilities with or without help from the united states. west has been using economic penalties to get them to abandon their program but so far, they haven't worked. >> there is an urgency that the israelis feel that the rest of the wo
a number of people living off the government. you know, my wife and i have given so much back to the st. louis city schools at roosevelt high school, for the past six years we've been knee-deep in the problem center city. and by the way, we 50,000 kids now with normandie going the other way and not accredited schools, 50,000. philip busch stadium standing room only. we need more people employed in the state. we need more opportunity, we need more dreams to be fulfilled and we are simply languishing at the bottom of the barrel almost every economic category. you know, a lot of education is leadership and it starts at the top. i think there's well-intentioned people. were starting to show signs of progress and it was. we been in there. we've been in the trenches. for six years we've been trying to find a solution to the problems. kansas city, we can help getting it going from the ideas we have. there is racial disparity that comes to economic opportunity and jobs. in the best gift we give somebody as a career. >> jim higgins. >> okay, well one of the most inefficient things you can do wit
with occupying forces and the israeli government. the settler is attack should not surprise anyone, for it is the inherent code on the continuation of occupation anti-dormant policy that deems the satisfaction to be the absolute priority. it is that isreali curriculum and extremist opinions that are ripe with hatred and are rooted in discriminatory laws created and enacted over the years against the palestinian people, as well as by the security apparatus which provide excuse after excuse for the accelerated -- the fabricate excuses for soldiers who have committed what are clearly considered crimes and acts of murder, torture, and abuse. over the past year since the convening of the general assembly's previous assembly, the occupying insisted -- it is a campaign aimed at altering the mankind.s it is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the palestinian people via demolition of their homes and prevention of their construction and residency rights and the denial of basic .ervices and schools they took the city and prevent millions of palestinians from 3 accessing its schools, church
networks for the poor in new mexico. i believe if the federal government would have block granted the state of new mexico 43% less money, done away with all the strings and the mandates that i could have effectively overseen the delivery of health care to the poor. i think you apply that same template to medicare, health care for those over 65, get the federal government out of the health care business completely, give it up to the states -- in this case block grants that balance revenu with expenditures -- and that's how we're going to get out of this. we're going to -- giving it up to the states, 50 laboratories of innovation and best practice, i think that's exactly what we will have. we'll have some fabulous success, we'll also have some horrible failure. failure will get avoided, success will get emulated. but that's how we're going to find our way out of this. >> host: gary johnson is joining us from new mexico this morning. he will be with us for about 40 more minutes. we'll put the phone numbers on the bottom of the screen as we take a look at the libertarian nominee and his positio
just said to dagen and fewer viewers. he is absolutely right. the government is too big. we have all of these taxes to worry about if we do not cut spending. it has become the biggest financial institution in the world and that is why we are more worried today about uncertainty and what has happened is the risk reward ratio has changed for business. there is more risk and potentially a lot less rewards. businesses are holding back and that increases the odds of recession. the three what todd would you put on recession given the fact, again, this morning we are optimistic -- maybe not, maybe things are looking pretty good. what odds do you put on recession? >> when we had our soul patch, we did not change our hearts. we stayed at 10%. that is 10%. this year as we have had this slow patch, especially a big drop in production, big drop in durable good orders, machinery orders are down 10% from a year ago, these numbers concern us. even though the economy is growing, companies are holding back. they are holding cash. they are not making new orders. that worries us. that may seem low to p
a better health-care networks for the poor. i believe if the government blocked -- done away with the strings and the manas, i could have overseen the delivery of health care to the poor. -- do away with the mandates. health care for those over 65. get the federal government out of health care completely. get is how we're going to out of this. giving it up to the states. 50 laboratories of innovation. i think that is exactly what we will have. we will have some fabulous success. we will also have some horrible failures. that's how we will find ourselves out of this. host: gary johnson is joining us from new mexico this morning. we will put the phone numbers on the bottom of the screen. you can see the phone lines on the bottom of the screen. as we take a look at the libertarian nominee. there was a recent gallup poll. americans are sort of split on the need for a third party. is your argument for a third party -- what is your argument for a third party? guest: i would argue i'm not the third choice but the only choice. i will be on the ballot in all 50 states. we're on the ba
as compared to romney's own perscriptions that call for smaller less expensive government. for the president what he's going to try to do is say look, maybe things aren't so great but it is partly the fault of george w. bush and the republicans who were in office prior to the democrats taking control in 2009, so we need time to fix it, and by the way, the president will also say that he wants to increase taxes on people like mitt romney to help pay down some of that debt. >> reporter: we just put of that graphic there showing the $16 trillion of debt and there are so many digits it almost doesn't fit on the tv screen across the screen there, as you can see. but haven't americans in some way become number to astronomical numbers? how serious is this in. >> they have become number. is it the new normal this massive spilling of red ink but it raises three problems which i don't think the nation has got even to grips with yet. number one our economy is smaller than our debt. we look like europe, we know what happened there. number two we are spending $9 billion every week just paying interest on
administration withheld crucial information about the u.s. consulate attack on purpose. one government agency is taking responsibility is this just the white house trying to cover up the coverup. >> for get state and federal taxes. if the united nations gets its way the united states tax me g.e.d.en could go global. >> just how friendly are our skies? "fox & friends" begins right now. snet ♪ >> good saturday morning, everyone. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this early fall morning. coming up in just about a half an hour we are going to talk about whether or not spanking should be considered a form of child abuse. one state is actually moving, perhaps, to make it that way. you could be locked up as a result of it. >> looking forward to that debate. we will answer that question. which one of us three is the funniest reporter in new york? we'll not give you any clues. >> no clues. >> i said no -- >> more on that later on in the program. >> meanwhile the top story, the news that has consumed us for the better part of two weeks now. that is what happened in benghazi? why was the message coming
are dependent on government very much -- >> reporter: but for romney when it rains it pours. his two-day under steady showers has a feel of a race against time. a new poll quinnipiac finds romney trailing the president by ten points in ohio, nine points in florida and 12 in pennsylvania. an abc "the washington post" poll may explain why. 54% said they had an unfavorable view of romney's comments on voters who don't pay taxes. romney told cnn he's not worried about the numbers. >> we're taking our message to the people of ohio and across the country. and polls go up and down. but frankly you're going to see the support that i need to become president on election day. >> reporter: but he's facing some strong economic headwinds in ohio where the governor, john casic, touted his state's recovery at a romney event. >> i hope you all know ohio's coming back from 48th in job creation to number four. number one in the midwest. >> reporter: joined by gulf legend and ohio native jack nicholas, romney said the president shouldn't get a mulligan or do-over. >> now there's over $16 trillion in debt. if he
that the states are dealing with. our biggest risk is the federal government. melissa: you are worried you will not be getting money from the fed? how would you make that up? would you immediately start cutting? >> absolutely. what the federal government would look at the programs and we would start to scale them back. certainly, that is not on the top priority. congress this duty is to determine the spending priorities, the flow of money to the states and certainly we will scale those programs back. melissa: do you feel like this will really happen and, as a result, are you already planning? >> well, you know, and lots of programs the state administers are exempt from the sequestration. the other programs, the workforce training dollars, certainly as we are beginning to rebound, they will be difficult to administer and scale back. we will have to look at and determine how best to deal with them. melissa: that is the plan. that is where you would make the cut? >> yes. it will come through. it will be pretty prescriptive wherewith cut the programs. melissa: we have to go, but do believe thi
the 1.7 percent the government previously estimated. here is why that is important. the g.d.p. is the sum total of all the nation's economic production. it is considered the best indication of how we are doing as a country. the report suggests the economy is still stuck in first gear. now to washington, dc. >>reporter: the number those filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since late july, 359,000 claimed benefits, a sharp drop of 26,000 from the week before. analysts say this is a positive sign for the ailing job market but the weekly numbers can vary. we will get a better picture of the job market next week when the government tells us how many jobs the economy created or lost this month. >>shepard: when you weigh the good and the bad, where does the economy stand? >>guest: slowly moving along with the g.d.p. number came a 13 percent drop in august orders for durable goods including cars and planes. another report shows a drop in manufacturing in america's heartland. in the housing market the number of pending home sales was lower than expe
million to the new government in egypt which is run by the brotherhood. this proposal comes to congress at a point when the u.s.-egypt rip has never been under more scrutiny and rightly so. i am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and i cannot support it at this time as chair of the subcommittee i have placed a hold on these funds. earlier in the week, in new york. secretary of state hillary clinton mentioned this month want riots in egypt and context of the ongoing arab spring. she made clear in a state department's estimation right now. the way to calm down these protesters is to secure the country, in part, with money. the recent riots and protests throughout the region have brought the challenge of transition into sharp relief. extremists are clearly determined to hijack these reforms and revolutions to it further their ageneral does and ideology so our partnership must empower those that would see their nations emerge as true democracy. >> back in september all the foreign aid conference shed said they would send to egypt was contingent on supporting a democratic g
in 2010. some of the weapons were linked to the government's failed gun tracking operation "fast and furious" with one agent dying and a second agent suffering injuries in arizona. part of the known drug smuggle ing area in that city. the f.b.i. is now investigating. >> each time that a law enforcement person is killed or shot or injured in the line of duty, we have to take a moment and think of the families and the heroes involved. we very much feel in our hearts and prayers going to the families. >>trace: officials named that border patrol station after brian terry. now, sir, what are authorities doing to find the suspects? >>guest: everything. this is a desert area that is flat, and runs up to the natural forest. it is a great area for smuggling but a difficult place to find someone. so we have virtually an army with helicopters in the air, a drone, as well, all looking for the suspects. early this morning at 2:00 a.m., local time, a sensor laid down by the border patrol on a known smuggling route, three agents went out. one was killed. another has two gunshots. he will be oka
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